Ambition Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ambition

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My nomination to be Governor was not to gratify ambition.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.
~By Sai Baba ~


In a couple, sometimes, one or both people have to give up their personal life, dreams and ambitions for the good of the family.
~By Monica Bellucci ~


To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
~By Frances Burney ~


All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began writing fiction full-time.
~By Peter Straub ~


Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


My biggest ambition is never to be bored. I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress.
~By Anjelica Huston ~


Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
~By John Webster ~


The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.
~By Horace Walpole ~


Lincoln's stature and strength, his intelligence and ambition - in short, all the elements which gave him popularity among men in New Salem, rendered him equally attractive to the fair sex of that village.
~By John George Nicolay ~


All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.
~By Cesare Pavese ~


Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
~By James M. Barrie ~


Ambition is not a vice of little people.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


I will not become a Napoleon nor an Alexander, and labour for my own ambition; but I will labour for freedom and for the moral well-being of man.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand.
~By William Feather ~


It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
~By James F. Cooper ~


The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
~By Alexander Pope ~


Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


Ambition aspires to descend.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
~By Liberty Hyde Bailey ~


At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
~By Salvador Dali ~


The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. But the striving, which at present has become so insistent, cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace, or solving all disputes among nations.
~By Alva Myrdal ~


An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.
~By Michael Korda ~


My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will be eager to be set next his host.
~By Theophrastus ~


Ambition can be a disease, and it feeds on itself.
~By Rebecca Miller ~


We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
~By Barack Obama ~


I should have been smart enough to stay happy. But my ambition ruled my life.
~By Eva Gabor ~


May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster, war, from all lands, with her hated associates, rapine and insatiable ambition!
~By Daniel Boone ~


When ambition ends, happiness begins.
~By Thomas Merton ~


I didn't know then that I would never be able to leave the sounds and smells of these sights behind me, but I was fiercely conscious of one thing-my ambition.
~By Emanuel Celler ~


A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


Most minds think from A to B to G to O, or hold goals and ambitions to keep them going.
~By Lynette Fromme ~


A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
~By Pearl Bailey ~


It would be difficult to have any unfulfilled ambitions because I don't have any ambitions. I've never been that kind of performer.
~By John Hurt ~


Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.
~By Riccardo Muti ~


According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.
~By Allen Tate ~


Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.
~By Oliver Reed ~


Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.
~By Bob Dylan ~


Time is the only critic without ambition.
~By John Steinbeck ~


For those with ambition, reality is more of a creation than an unalterable certainty.
~By Lori Guinn ~


Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career, Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity.
~By Annette Funicello ~


Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge.
~By H. G. Wells ~


A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these days and get in the studio with like, a real orchestra. I'm a big musical theatre geek.
~By Mandy Moore ~


The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
~By Robert Burton ~


I am still full of ambition.
~By Jan Timman ~


Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


My ambition is to go back to Spurs and Rangers in some capacity and give something back that they gave to me.
~By Graham Roberts ~


You know, I think when I reflect on it, I think there's certainly a sense of history. When you have ambitions to play this game, you want to be one of the best ever, and you want to play so well and be so effective that you want people to remember your name 100 years from now.
~By Marcus Allen ~


All I wanted to do was write - at the time, poems, and prose, too. I guess my ambition was simply to make money however I could to keep myself going in some modest way, and I didn't need much, I was unmarried at the time, no children.
~By Paul Auster ~


My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come.
~By Ravi Shankar ~


I have been absolutely hag-ridden with ambition. If I could wish to have anything in the world it would be to be free of ambition.
~By Tallulah Bankhead ~


Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
~By Milan Kundera ~


Big results require big ambitions.
~By Heraclitus ~


Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
~By William Eardley IV ~


My craziest ambition is to take John Madden's job and salary.
~By Michael Strahan ~


Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
~By Petrarch ~


Where there are large powers with little ambition, nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
~By Henry Taylor ~


In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


From the time I was very young, maybe five or six, I thought a lot about being an actress. I didn't tell my friends about my ambitions, though, especially when I got older, because I thought they would not receive them well. I never talked about what I wanted to do.
~By Louise Fletcher ~


Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.
~By Robert Jackson ~


I've always been most interested in the politics of everyday life: your relation to whatever you're doing, or what your ambitions are, where you live, where you find yourself in the social hierarchy.
~By Richard Linklater ~


I'm not totally altruistic. I've always had great career ambitions. But it has to come out in an organic way. If you push yourself out beyond where you are supposed to be, there's this pressure.
~By David Friedman ~


It's incredible considering the public perception that he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent, and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be.
~By Alan Hansen ~


Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.
~By James Madison ~


I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


What likelihood is there of corrupting a man who has no ambition?
~By Samuel Richardson ~


My one ambition was to go to Broadway, and I never gave up on that dream.
~By David Hasselhoff ~


My job at Stanford is rather different from the ones I had held previously in that my own ambitions must take a back seat to the well-being of the students with whom I work.
~By Robert B. Laughlin ~


Ambition can creep as well as soar.
~By Edmund Burke ~


All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


I don't particularly have any magical ambitions, but then, I never did. I just enjoyed the game.
~By Paul Daniels ~


My mother carried on and supported us; her ambition had been to write poetry and songs.
~By Philip Levine ~


I see my face in the mirror, and I said, No, my ambition is not to be an actor.
~By Dino De Laurentiis ~


Mel is nuts. He puts on a suit and a tie and acts like a normal person so people think he's okay. He's definitely out in left field. He's got the ambition of a boy.
~By Dom DeLuise ~


Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.
~By Ben Jonson ~


My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions.
~By Omar Bongo ~


In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news.
~By Bob Edwards ~


Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice.
~By Georges Bizet ~


Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.
~By Taylor Caldwell ~


The left and the right live in parallel universes. The right listens to talk radio, the left's on the Internet and they just reinforce one another. They have no sense of reality. I have now one ambition: to retire before it becomes essential to tweet.
~By Barney Frank ~


That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


In teaching, I wanted to offer a general pharmacology course based on chemical principles, biochemical classification and mathematical modelling. In the event I achieved neither of my ambitions.
~By James W. Black ~


Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


I think back and marvel that my ambitions were so small.
~By Helen Reddy ~


The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement.
~By Anna Garlin Spencer ~

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